Faridpur Branding Fair fails to serve purpose
FARIDPUR, Dec 10: With the slogan, 'Sonali Anshe Bhorpur, Valobashi Faridpur' (Full of golden fibre, we love Faridpur'), the district administration has arranged the month-long Faridpur Branding Fair that has nevertheless failed to cover the full range of goods produced in the district.
Faridpur is the largest jute producing district in the country and golden fibre is the brand of the district.
A day before the fair began on November 30, Deputy Commissioner of the district Atul Sarkar said the aim of the fair is to create market for jute and jute products at home and abroad.
However, the fair has so far failed to serve the original purposes as many local products have largely been ignored.
During a visit to the fair recently, this correspondent found that 75 stalls were set up although 120 stalls were supposed to be there.
Jute products are being sold at only one stall set up by the district administration. Besides, three other stalls are only showcasing jute products.
A staggering 22 stalls are for cosmetic products, much to the disappointment of visitors.
Karim Group, Razzaque Industries Ltd and Golden Jute Industries Ltd have set up stalls only to exhibit their jute products. They are not selling any item.
Around 11 stalls are of clothes where saris, blazers, Modi Koti, jackets and boutiques have been put on display while 10 others of food. -UNB